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Oil in Bear Market Declines for Fifth Week as Supply Climbs
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's becoming bearish mania," said one analyst.

Shale 'Jedi' Who Turned Enron Reject Into Gold Builds Again
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's 'Return of the Jedi,'" said one analyst.

Big Oil Turns To Big Data To Save Big Money On Drilling
Friday, June 23, 2017 In today's U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

What Are the Qualifications to Become a Welder?
Friday, June 23, 2017 Learn about basic qualifications to become a welder.

Kemp: Cheaper Gasoline Should Give Limited Boost to US Fuel Consumption
Friday, June 23, 2017 Gasoline consumption depends on the volume of traffic and the average fuel-economy of the cars on the road.


US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Record 23rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes
Friday, June 23, 2017 U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week of June 23, Baker Hughes said Friday.

Rig Trends: Offshore Rig Market Recovery Reports Premature
Thursday, June 22, 2017 For quite some time now, many oilfield analysts have reported the beginning of a recovery in offshore rig demand.

Dakota Access Builder Now Bungling $4.2 Billion Pipeline in Ohio
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Energy Transfer Partners LP is making a mess of its biggest project since the Dakota Access pipeline.

Braskem To Invest $675MM In 6th US-Based Polypropylene Plant
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Braskem will invest $675 million to build a sixth US-based polypropylene-production plant.

Oil Bounces Off 10-Month Lows; Crude Glut Still Weighs
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Oil rises a day after hitting 10-month lows, but market sentiment remains negative.

BLOG: How Likable is Your CEO?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 One website asked users to rate energy CEOs. Read on to see which ones are most likable.

Demand To Ship Gasoline On Top US Pipeline At 6-Year Low
Thursday, June 22, 2017 The operator of the biggest US fuel pipeline system says demand to transport gasoline to the country's populous northeast is the weakest in years.

CB&I Says Its US Gulf Coast 'Winning Streak' Continues
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 CB&I has won an approximately $40 million contract from DuPont.

IEA: Rapid Nuclear Decommissioning Threats Climate Targets
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables.

Oil Drops To 10-Month Low; Biggest First-Half Slide In 20 Years
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Oil prices ended down more than 2% after hitting a 10-month low in volatile trade.

Michigan Fires Contractor Doing Enbridge Oil Pipeline Risk Analysis
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 The US State of Michigan said it has fired a consultant after state officials discovered a conflict of interest with an employee of the company.

Democratic Lawmakers Raise Pressure On EPA Over Icahn's Biofuels Role
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 US Democratic lawmakers asked EPA head Scott Pruitt to disclose procedures to prevent billionaire Carl Icahn from influencing US biofuels policy.

US Crude Ends At 9-Month Lows On Global Oversupply
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Oil fell about 2 percent, with Brent settling at seven-month lows.

BLOG: Day Of Reckoning in 2018? US Rig Count Poised For Loss
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 E&Ps' continued austerity, coupled with swelling oilfield service costs, will choke off the US rig count surge and bring down as many as 100 rigs by the end of 2017, analysts at Barclays say.

Creating a Refinery of the Future with the Internet of Things
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 HPE and Texmark Chemicals team up to create a new standard in factory efficiency and safety.

Alaska Field Hits 40 Years of Production
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 The BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska reaches 40 years of production, generating more than 12.5 billion barrels of oil in the process.

Hess To Sell Permian EOR Assets To Occidental For $600 Million
Monday, June 19, 2017 Hess says it will sell its stake in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas: The Upstream Zoo
Monday, June 19, 2017 Here's a breakdown of some of the 'critters' you can find on a drilling rig.

Exxon Says Scientists Boost Lipid Content From Algae In Lab Study
Monday, June 19, 2017 ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics say they had found a way to more than double the amount of lipids produced by algae in a lab.

Oil And Gas Producer EQT To Buy Rice Energy In $6.7B Deal
Monday, June 19, 2017 EQT to buy Rice Energy for $6.7 billion in its biggest deal ever, as it looks to expand its natural gas business.

Oil Falls To 7-Month Low On More Signs Of Growing Crude Glut
Monday, June 19, 2017 Oil prices fell about 1 percent to a seven-month low.

Haugh: Energy Lags Other Industries on Employee Consumer Health Education
Friday, June 16, 2017 A recent energy survey by Ascende - a division of EPIC, finds that high deductible healthcare plans are on the rise, but employee health education is lacking.

Funds Pull Back From Permian As US Shale Oil Firms Go Into Overdrive
Friday, June 16, 2017 Cash, people and equipment are pouring into the prolific Permian shale basin in Texas as business booms in the largest US oilfield.

Oil Prices Edge Up; Still Near 2017 Lows On Stubborn Glut
Friday, June 16, 2017 Oil prices bounced up off the year's lows as some producers reduced exports and US rig additions slowed, but the rebound was modest.

Gadfly: Pipeline Masters Have Turned Into Puppets of Oil Prices
Friday, June 16, 2017 If you invest in MLPs, look away now.

Which Area Ranks Highest for Petroleum Engineer Salaries?
Friday, June 16, 2017 Rigzone outlines the highest petroleum engineer salaries.

Commodity Weekly: OPEC Cuts not Cutting It
Friday, June 16, 2017 The fall in oil prices over the past week is indicative of the consensus view that the coordinated output cut among OPEC and non-OPEC is inadequate.

Natural Gas Is King of America's Power Mix, for Now
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Natural gas is the king of the US power market - but that may not last.

Oil Slides, Hits 6-Month Low On Rising Global Production
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Oil prices settled more than half a percent lower after hitting a six-month low.

Oil Guru Who Foresaw Crash Says OPEC Should Have Cut Deeper
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The oil guru who predicted the market rout in 2014 said OPEC and its allies should have gone much further when they extended their supply deal last month.

Sources: EPA Expected To Unveil Renewable Fuel Plan As Soon As This Week
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The US EPA is expected to propose renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 as soon as this week, sources say.

BLOG: Federal Court Ruling Resurrects Dakota Access Pipeline Battle
Thursday, June 15, 2017 With oil already flowing from the Bakken, a federal court says Army Corps of Engineers review didn't sufficiently weigh the potential impact of an oil spill from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Shale Drillers Digging Themselves a Hole as Oil Breaches $45
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Drillers are suddenly contemplating the possibility of retrenchment as a stubborn global supply glut is keeping prices near $46.

Oil Sinks To November Lows On Shock US Gasoline Build
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Crude oil prices slumped nearly 4% to their lowest close in seven months.

How Big Can Your Salary Get As A Geologist in Oil, Gas Industry?
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Rigzone breaks down what kind of cash a geologist can extract from the oil and gas business in North America.

Document: Trump Admin To Suspend Rule On Natural Gas Waste
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The Trump administration will suspend compliance dates on a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas companies working on public lands as soon as Thursday.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Dip, Gasoline Builds Unexpectedly
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 US crude oil inventories fell last week, but an unexpected build in gasoline stocks and weak demand for the motor fuel offset market optimism over the crude drawdown, the EIA says.

Louisiana LNG Project Developer Extends EPC Contract
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 LNGL's managing director said the company is finalizing offtake agreements and moving toward a final investment decision.

North Dakota's Oil Output Rises 2% In April
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 North Dakota's daily oil production rose 2% in April as rising crude prices encouraged companies to pump more.

Oil Settles Up Before API Reports Surprise US Crude Build
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Oil prices settled higher after OPEC detailed supply cuts around the world.

Shale Gas Giants Battle for Dominance as US Supplies Surge
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 The two biggest shale gas deposits in the US are producing a record amount of the power-plant fuel, signaling that a fight for market share will intensify as supply outstrips demand.

Blast Backlash Hangs Over Drillers as 'Fractivists' Seek Limits
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Two months after a Colorado home exploded near an Anadarko well, the reverberations are still rattling the oil industry, driving down driller shares and raising fears of a regulatory backlash.

WPX Forms JV To Develop Midstream Assets In Permian Basin
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 U.S. oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc agrees to form a joint venture with privately held Howard Energy Partners to develop oil gathering and natural gas processing infrastructure in the Permian.

Oil Rises On Signs Of US Inventory Declines, Lower Saudi Exports
Monday, June 12, 2017 Oil edged up on signs of inventory declines in the United States and news that Saudi Arabia will limit volumes of crude to some Asian buyers.

Monroe Energy: BP Violated Contract When It Blended Texas Crude
Monday, June 12, 2017 BP violated its supply contract when it sold oil to refiner Monroe Energy that was a blend of lower-valued Texas crude with premium varieties

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